Archive for the ‘ Fear and Arousal ’ Category

The Yom-Kippur debacle: How Israel`s underlying “Good Mother Complex” toward the U.S. almost proved fatal

Friday, January 30th, 2015

In my book titled Psychological Trauma, I attempt to explain the interpersonal dynamics of three functional entities involved in abuse, whether domestic or political (published by Authorhouse, 2015). A model posing a triad of predator, victim, and caretaker, applies both at the individual or community level. Since its establishment as a sovereign Jewish State in 1948, Read more…

The Tripartite Theory of Trauma Psychological

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Tripartite Theory of psychological Trauma proposes that the dynamics in which trauma plays out should be broadened to include the role of derelict caretaker-functioning; which completes a dynamic triad to that of victim-predator-caretaker.
When a parent or other caretaker (including a government) fails to protect the potential victim, leading to a trauma occurrence. When domestic or political caretakers collude with or emulate the role of the predator , the delicate balance required for communal survival is disrupted. While media-attention tends to focus on the drama of particular trauma-events, the role of caretaker failure remains elusive despite its role being the most critical variable.

What Happens to the Brain in PTSD?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In 1937, James Papez proposed in his now-classic article, based on his anatomical research, “emotions have an anatomical mechanism and location in the brain” (“A Proposed Mechanism of Emotion.” Arch. Neurol. Psychiatry (1937): 38). Dr. MacLean, the leading authority in limbic neurology, in general championed Papez`s findings. He insisted that in the process of evolution Read more…

Fear and Arousal following Trauma

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Fear and Arousal following Trauma Fear is one of the most powerful primary negative emotions resulting from psychological trauma. I will discuss some of the neurobiology of the “fear cascade” in a separate article. Fear is a survival serving emotion, triggered by threat that activates a complex set of changes throughout the body via a Read more…